After writing the Empanadas post the other day, I was inspired to give it a go myself! I honestly didn't know what empanadas were until I wrote that post. We made the Pork and Apple recipe yesterday and wanted to share the experience!
My 3.5 year old daughter helped too! Anything that needed measuring or stirring, she was the girl for the job. She was fascinated by making the dough ball and then splitting them up. It is a longish process so she left and came back when she wanted to be a part of it again.
The instructions are easy to follow and the insides (shredded pork and apples) turned out really well! I was pleasantly surprised. The recipe makes 16 empanadas.
When it came to tasting the finished Empanada, my daughter was excited to try it because it looked like a cookie. She took a bite and said "good." That is a great success for a new food for this kid.